5 Recipes For a Vegetarian Christmas Menu
From an aromatic appetizer to a delicious dessert
A Christmas without the traditional goose or turkey? What almost seems unimaginable to many is becoming a Christmas wish for more and more people each year.
Most of them made a conscious decision to pass on meat and fish in everyday life, and so they ask themselves at Christmas: Which meatless, festive dish will I serve for dinner? Maybe you're one of them, or maybe you have vegetarians in your family that, of course, want to unwrap their gifts after a proper Christmas feast just like the rest of the family.
We'll show you that a vegetarian Christmas dinner can be as delicious and generous as a traditional menu and does no longer have to consist of side dishes only.
Therefore, we've put together a menu where no one will even miss the meat.
Do you also celebrate a vegetarian Christmas? What are you serving for dinner? Tell us in the comments below!
Appetizer: Kale salad with spicy chickpeas
Starting with a salad is never wrong. It stimulates the appetite but leaves enough room in your stomach for the following courses. Kale is in season in winter and provides you and your guests with a good dose of vitamin C. Spicy chickpeas add a special twist to this dish and since spiciness is supposed to stimulate the metabolism, this dish allows you to increase your calorie consumption, which is definitely helpful on Christmas!
Main dish 1: Potato casserole with vegetarian sausages
In Germany, one of the most popular Christmas dinners is potato salad with sausages. But why not try something new and serve a potato casserole instead? You don't even have to renounce the sausages, since you'll find more and more options for vegetarian sausages in supermarkets. We bet that you'll even eat this casserole after Christmas is long past.
Main dish 2: Nut roast with gravy and mashed potatoes
You'd rather serve a roast? This nut roast is a great alternative that'll also delight any meat lover. It consists of nuts, vegetarian ground meat, and white bread, among other flavorful ingredients. What looks impressive in the end is easier to prepare than you'd think. Simply prepare this nut roast in advance, transfer it in the oven right before dinner starts, and spend the baking time with your family until it's time for serving.
Dessert: Bûche de Noël
This French classic adds some international flair to your Christmas table. This rolled sponge cake filled with chocolate cream is easily prepared in advance. You only have to remove it from the fridge before serving for it to wait for its big scene. This is a really impressive end to your Christmas menu!
Drink: Sparkling holiday punch
With all these festive dishes, you shouldn't forget to prepare a proper drink. A punch is the perfect idea, especially if you're cooking for several people. This way, you don't have to get up every few minutes to serve new drinks. With its cinnamon flavor, this sparkling holiday punch is just the right drink for your Christmas menu.
We wish you a relaxed and delicious Christmas!
Published on December 17, 2017